On Thursday, January 19th, 2023, at approximately 21:15 hours, a Boston Police officer from District E-5 was involved in a road rage incident with another vehicle on Washington Street.
At the time, an E-5 unit was driving behind a grey Volkswagen when the driver appeared to get outwardly angry at the officer. He then drew a firearm in an act of extreme road rage, in which the officer immediately initiated a traffic stop to make an arrest.
While the officer was attempting to pull over the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee at a high speed. He quickly lost control of the car and proceeded to crash into two parked vehicles, severely damaging both cars and his own. Before the officer could get to him, the driver fled on foot down Washington Street.
The E-5 officer requested backup from more officers and the K-9 unit, who arrived swiftly. While the K-9 unit began searching the area for the suspect, officers on the scene began searching the man’s vehicle and assessing the damage to the three cars involved in the crash. All three vehicles were towed away for inspection and repairs, and the owners of the other two cars have not been identified.
The K-9 unit, alongside E-5 officers, searched for the suspect for multiple hours. However, after the long search, they were unable to locate him or make an arrest. He is currently still on the run.
The investigation is still ongoing and there is no further information at this time. Anyone with information should contact E-5 Detectives at 617-343-4566.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.